Blood in the Water: How the US and Israel Conspired to Ambush the USS Liberty
The attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 was considered as one of the worst instances of a friendly fire accident in US history. Over 30 men were killed, more than 100 injured as Israeli jets laid a fusillade of gunfire on the ship. The story over time has rendered the official story moot, with the false flag possibility becoming more probable. The survivors of the brutal attack have pointed their fingers not only at Israe but at high levels of the US government. Blood in the Water examines the motives of President Johnson, CIA counterintelligence scion James Angleton, and Mossad officials in the planned attack. The “evils” of Egypt and their troublesome leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser, needed to be tamed, if not neutralized. Israel appeared defensive while playing offense, including whispering notions of Russian involvement in Egypt’s power plays. Angleton was the sounding board for the Mossad, and his loathing of anything Communist only stoked his idealistic fire. Fifty-one years later, the survivors want answers….This book might just be what they seek.
Joan Mellen is a master chronicler of our troubled history. Her re-telling of a tragic horror story is fraught with emotion and betrayal but is a beacon of hope for a long denied truth. Once a conspiracy theory now seems more conspiracy fact. Mellen has done an exemplary service to history.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
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